Visa Information


Who Requires a Visa?

Entry requirements differ depending on what country you are a resident and citizen of. Check here to find out the necessary documentation you will need to ensure a smooth entry into Canada.

Please review the Visa Requirements by April 14, 2023. If you do not apply for your Visa by April 14, 2023, you will not be eligible for a refund if you do not receive a Visa in time for the event

Letter of Invitation


If you do require a visa, attendees may require a letter of invitation from World Council of Credit Unions to facilitate the processing of the visa.

NEW THIS YEAR: We are currently in the process of registering the World Credit Union Conference with the Special Events Unit of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (SEU IRCC), which will serve to reduce processing times of visitor visa applications. After this registration is complete, World Council will provide a Letter of Invitation which will expedite your application. Until this letter is ready, you can prepare for application by doing the following:


  1. Register for the conference AND submit payment. Your letter of invitation cannot be processed until payment is received in full.
  2. Download and complete the Request for Letter of Invitation Form.
  3. Email the completed form to Kassandra Schroeder at kschroeder@woccu.org.

Letters of invitation will only be issued once the above documentation, conference registration and payment have been received. Issuance of a visa letter is subject to review by World Council. Incomplete requests may not be processed. All letters will be emailed as a PDF, no exceptions.

*Please make sure to carry your Visa Information with you when traveling.